Pleasure and pain brain signals disrupted in fibromyalgia patients – Medical News Today

Pleasure and pain brain signals disrupted in fibromyalgia patients – Medical News Today.

… Dr. Loggia concludes, “Our findings suggest that fibromyalgia patients exhibit altered brain responses to punishing and rewarding events, such as expectancy of pain and relief of pain. These observations may contribute to explain the heightened sensitivity to pain, as well as the lack of effectiveness of pain medications such as opioids, observed in these patients. Future studies should further investigate the neurochemical basis underlying these dysfunctions.”

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